Friday, January 23, 2009

Hershey's Best Brownies

OK, so who doesn't love brownies?? I was in the mood for them so I decided to peruse the Internet and see what delicious recipe I could find. Well wouldn't ya know it...Hershey's has a recipe :o) These were so good! And really easy to make too.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) - I left these out

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.

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